National Lampoon Christmas car grabs everyone's attention
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
Some residents around Springfield might have seen a famous car driving around town on Saturday.
It's a replica from ‘National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' movie.
The owner says he got the car at a title loan place for $500.
After having it for a bit many started to offer to buy it from him.
That's when he started a tradition where anyone can have the car; they just have to buy and sell it back for $500.
The owner says he gets a lot of attention when he's driving around.
"It seems like a lot of people are going to get in wrecks,” Owner Flea Ruziz said.
“Everyone is rubbernecking, looking and trying to get their cameras out and video. So it probably causes more traffic problems then it helps."
Nascar driver J.J. Yeley has even bought the car at one point.
There's a guestbook in the car that the owner hopes to sell one day to raise money for charity.